District 8

Ken Banister, PhD

1834 East M Street

Torrington, Wyo. 82240


District 8

Goshen, Platte, Converse and Niobrara Counties

Term Expires - 2023

A licensed psychologist, Ken Banister worked 27 years for Southeast Wyoming Mental Health Center -- first as staff psychologist in Cheyenne, then for 21 years as director/psychologist of the Torrington office. Attempting retirement in 2000, he lasted two months before taking a position as school psychologist with the Torrington schools, then he retired from that work in 2009.

A veteran of the US Army, Ken served one year as a counterintelligence agent in Saigon, Republic of Vietnam.  He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Eastern New Mexico University and received his doctorate from the University of Wyoming. 


Ken is an avid sportsman and golfer, and recently retired from his 15 year role as key board member of the Goshen County 2Shot Goose Hunt.  He is married to Judy and they have a son, Chris, and a granddaughter, Madyson.